Interviews & Profiles

Personality

Sarahana Shrestha on bringing DSA upstate

The socialist defeated incumbent Assembly Member Kevin Cahill in Tuesday’s primary.

Interviews & Profiles

Personality

Juan Ardila: ‘When the left organizes, we win’

One of the two leftists to win an Assembly primary, Ardila talked election strategy, housing policy and reaching across the ideological spectrum.

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Personality

Q&A: Bertha Lewis advises candidates to hire more organizers and fewer pricey consultants

A new report from The Black Institute and the Black Leadership Action Coalition looks at all aspects of the 2021 elections, including ranked-choice voting.

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Personality

Eric Adams wants NYC to be a 'city of yes.' Dan Garodnick has to figure that out.

The City Planning Commission chair talked with City & State about One45 in Harlem, NIMBYism and member deference.

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Personality

A Q&A with New York City Council LGBTQ Caucus Co-Chairs Tiffany Cabán and Crystal Hudson

The two council members talk about why the group’s diversity is a strength, and what they want to see from the Adams administration.

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Personality

Monique Chandler-Waterman talks Albany priorities and her next election

The winner of the 58th Assembly District special election is set to be sworn in next week, but she’ll have to win next month’s primary if she wants to keep serving in 2023.

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Personality

Peoples-Stokes: I’m disappointed in how America allows racism to continue

The Assembly majority leader discusses the aftermath of the Buffalo mass shooting and impact on her community.

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Personality

Former NYC jails boss advocates for federal takeover of Rikers Island

Vincent Schiraldi: “If my son or daughter were incarcerated or worked at Rikers Island, I'd want a receivership.”

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Personality

Q&A: The Black Car Fund’s push to secure benefits for drivers

The nonprofit wants legislation renewed that added dental exams, cleanings and vision coverage for its members.

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Personality

Fighting for the wage protections of NY’s construction workers

City & State caught up with Kevin Elkins, political action director at the New York City District Council of Carpenters, about the union’s successful resistance to a tax incentive for real estate developers.

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Personality

Making a case for how New York can reach its climate goals

As state Climate Action Council hearings solicit public input statewide, National Grid New York President Rudy Wynter discusses a new report where the company details ways the state can reach its ambitious climate goals.

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Personality

A Q&A with the new head of The New York Foundling

Melanie Hartzog, a former New York City deputy mayor, discussed the arc of her career and moving back to the nonprofit world.

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Personality

Chris Smalls wants to see the Amazon Labor Union go national

The founder of the history-making union discusses the advantages of grassroots organizing and upcoming fights with the behemoth company.

Interviews & Profiles

Personality

How CUNY helped New York City get through the pandemic

Chancellor Félix V. Matos Rodríguez discusses hosting COVID-19 vaccination sites and getting back to in-person classes.

Interviews & Profiles

Personality

DiNapoli: New York City and state’s recovery is falling behind

State comptroller Thomas DiNapoli's office has been tracking the pandemic’s impact on a variety of key sectors.

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